Following months of preparation and hundreds of award entries, the highly successful Talent in Logistics Conference and Awards 2017 took place on 22nd June in Telford, West Midlands.

The daytime conference, which was focused on providing resources and CPD for learning and development professionals in the logistics, warehousing and transport sectors, welcomed hundreds of attendees. From Training Managers and Instructors, to Transport Managers and Heads of HR, visitors enjoyed an extensive line-up of free conference sessions, as well as valuable networking in the Information Zone.

Check out pictures from the Conference in our online gallery.

During the day, they also enjoyed the exciting Grand Finals of the International Forklift Operator of the Year competition, partnered with UniCarriers UK and McCue Corporation. 12 top forklift operators from around the world, including more female entrants than ever before and the youngest ever finalist, took part in a number of practical challenges to find the best of the best.

The finals of the Lift Truck Instructor of the Year award, sponsored by Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK, also took place the same day.  During the competition, which celebrates excellence in training and instruction, 10 finalists had to deliver a training lesson to an expert judge who assessed their skills.

The winners of the competition were announced later that night at the Talent in Logistics Awards, where over 200 people from the transport, warehousing and logistics industry came together for a very special evening.  13 other awards were presented by celebrity host, stand-up comedian Tim Vine, all of which celebrated excellence across our industry.

Who were the winners on the night? Find out here.

With a glamorous drinks reception, fantastic three-course meal and after-dinner entertainment from a brilliant live band, the Talent in Logistics Awards proved to be an enjoyable evening, even for those who weren’t lucky enough to take home a prize this year.

If you couldn’t join us, you can see photos from the Awards here.

Following the enormous success of the event, Talent in Logistics 2018 has already been confirmed! The event will take place on 21st June 2018 at the Telford International Centre – make sure you save the date in your diary now!

The Talent in Logistics team would like to thank all of the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, supporters, awards entrants and event attendees for making this such a successful event. We feel it will genuinely help to make a real difference in tackling some of our industry’s issues, and we can’t wait to see you all again next year!

Date for the diary 21st June 2018!

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